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Nursing News Round-up 7/2

In Case You Missed It …

Michigan Medicine Nurses Announce Possibility of Informational Picket

Monday, June 25 The University of Michigan Professional Nurse Council is in search of negotiations with Michigan Medicine. There are concerns that the hospital will cut nurse retirement salaries and paid time off.

As Numbers Swell, Nurse Practitioners Launch National Campaign

Tuesday, June 26 Forbes As the numbers of nurse practitioners (NPs) swell to a quarter million and the increased access patients have, a $2 million national advertising and public awareness campaign.

St. Louis Hospital Offers Nurses Summers off to Retain Staff

Tuesday, June 26 Becker’s Hospital Review The pediatric unit at Mercy Children’s Hospital in St. Louis will offer nurses with free summers. Nurses would be given a seasonal staffing option that allows them to work full time during the nine month busy period September through May. If it works in pediatrics the hospital said they might expand it to other departments.

SIUH Nurses Reach Tentative Agreement, Avoiding Strike

Wednesday, June 27 Nurses at Staten Island University Hospital reached an agreement with the hospital in regards to a contract that allows for salary increases, enhancements to the nurses’ benefits plan and a higher ratio of nurse-to-patient staffing levels.

Funding for nurses

Wednesday, June 27 The Acorn  Nursing students will receive $200,000 in scholarships from the Dr. Richard Grossman Community Foundation. The scholarship is intended to help students who do not have the complete financial support they need while pursuing their degrees.